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Police: Phony Norwalk Hospital Valet Takes Jaguar

NORWALK, Conn. — An elderly woman handed the keys of her car to someone she thought was a Norwalk Hospital valet Monday afternoon. But when she came back two hours later, hospital staff said they didn't know anything about her car. It was gone.

The hospital's parking garage is being rebuilt, and valets move vehicles to another location. The 81-year-old woman dropped off her husband at the hospital for a medical emergency and was given a blue ticket for her car, according to Norwalk Police Sgt. James Boff. Then a man approached her, said he was a valet and that her car was too nice to be parked in the regular lot. She was curious and asked for identification but didn't really look at what he showed her.

He took the blue ticket and gave her a white one. It said "34 Lot AB, grey Jag," and her last name. He then took her car to the "special lot" away from the other cars.

When she came back, attendants said they had no idea what the ticket was. It was simply a piece of paper that had been torn. She realized her 2002 Blue Jaguar Model XL was gone and reported the theft at 6:03 p.m.

The man was described as a 6-foot-tall skinny black man weighing 135 to 160 pounds in his mid-40s.

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